Thursday, October 30, 2008

Back Into the Amy Swing!

Back into the swing of things, I offer you the next featured Amy:

Think kitsch and harajuku, think fabulous and unique - think Wonderland Boutique

Looking for colorful fabulousness this season? Take a journey through the Etsy looking glass into Wonderland Boutique! Bold, vivid prints meet ribbons and bows. There's flair in every detail on Amy's totes and coin purses - you'll love 'em!

Amy is a new member of the Amys in the Arts Team, and has been on Etsy for only a few months. She adds a bit of love to each handcrafted accessory. I love her mixture of color and print, and the little additions like buttons and charms that make her items so eyecatching. Each piece has a truly original look. Check out her shop, and browse through the lush images of bags and accessories you'll definitely want to use day after day to bring yourself a bit of sunshine. Amy looks forward to making uniquely-yours, custom totes in whatever size, style and look you're going for - contact her today! And keep an eye on this talented seamstress in the future to see what else she brings to the world!

Personally, I adore the Liquorice Delish Mini Tote. I love allsorts, and carrying this tote would just make me smile from ear to ear. Having one of Amy's matching coin purses to accompany it would keep me very happy! If you're looking for an outstanding, stand-out bag, then this is your shop.

WonderlandBoutique.Etsy.Com - Spread the Wonderland word.

Happy Thursday! Amy

Thursday, October 9, 2008

October Challenge - Please Vote!

This is the Amys in the Arts Street Team's first challenge! We had to make something inspired by the following poem by Emily Dickinson:

“The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry's cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.
The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I'll put a trinket on."
- Emily Dickinson, Nature 27 - Autumn

So please vote for your favourite in the poll ----------->
Here are the entries:

1. AmyEsther's Green Daisy Pendant Bead:
2. Sewartsy's Wave Bag:

3. AmyRehnae's Art Print 'Fragile Beauty':

4. Caramel Corn Boro Earrings by adornbyamysingley:

5. amyzo's Happy Fall Cards:

6. 2 entries from amybean - a light green mini scarf and a dark green one too:
7. Autumanl Cluster Earrings by AREjewellery:

8. Petiteami's artwork 'Autumnal':

9. Esma's Linked Bangle Bracelets:

10. Tiger Eye and Smokey Quartz Endless Necklace by xmissamyx:

11. And finally, this Pumpkin Mouse Primitive Pocket by Amyliz:

Now all you need to do is vote for your fave in the poll!

A Treasury in Honor of our October Challenge

Check out our October Team Challenge items in this autumnal treasury! Search "Go Team Amy Oct" on etsy to check out all the challenge items.

So you wanna be a blog author....

Okay, I know many of you are requesting to be a blog author. Please post the email address you use to log into blogspot as a reply to this thread. I will check back later today & tomorrow & this weekend & make sure everyone who leaves their info gets signed up.

Also, I had sent out a bunch of requestions for authors when we first got started & several were not returned. So please watch your emails for this to come to you.


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Featured Amy: Amy Esther Ceramics

The next Amy in my Amy series:

Amy Esther Ceramics

I find that I instantly warm up upon entering Amy Esther's Etsy store. Warm and rich pieces of wheel-thrown pottery adorn the walls of her shop. Take a browse and you'll see what I mean!

This 25 year old from Rochester, NY who currently lives, writes and throws in Philadelphia, spends her evenings creating her beautiful pottery pieces with her own modern take on ancient African designs. Time spent studying abroad in Botswana led her to an apprenticeship which would instill a love for pottery she brought back to the states with her. You'd expect to find bowls, cups and vases in a shop like this, which you will, but you can also find gems such as pendants, magnets and votive holders. The deeper you look, the more you'll fall in love!

Having a love, myself, for all things African, I just adore the Elegant Gold Vase. I love the authenticity of the design, and the peaceful feeling I get looking at it. Amy is presently accepting custom orders for the holidays until October 20, so act quickly! Her pieces will make great gifts for any occasion!

Checkout Amy's Etsy profile to learn more about her, and check out her blog, too, In the Night Kitchen!

Happy Wednesday! Amy